“For way too long in my life,” Stan began, “I did not believe in God.”
“You ever think about why you thought that?” I asked.
“I think about it a lot,” Stan replied. “Not so much for myself and for dwelling on the past, but in terms of how I can use where I was to relate to people who are in the same situation in which I was bogged down.”
“For example,” Stan continued, “I was talking with one of my neighbors last night. He is real upfront about not believing in God, but when I probe just a little bit it becomes clear that it is not so much that he does not believe God exists, it is more that he cannot see any relevance God might have in his life.”
“How do you react to that?” I asked.
“Well,” Stan replied, “the first thing I do is a negative. I do not argue with him. I do not think I can argue anyone into the kingdom. Second, I make the positive effort to make sure his unbelief does not have any affect on my belief.”
Continuing, he then said, “My neighbor’s unbelief does not make God disappear. God is God. That is true whether or not my neighbor believes in Him, but I have to be careful to not to let any false thinking or teaching interfere with what I know to be the truth.”
“Satan just loves to get believers off of the right path onto the wrong one!”
What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it? Romans 3:3.
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you are. Please forgive me for all of the times I denied you and your existence. Thank you for making it clear to me that my unbelief did not have any impact on the truth of you and your existence. Please use me as you want in helping others to know the truth. Please help me in not being soiled by their unbelief, but to stand firm in the truth. Help me to stand firm in the fact that their unbelief has no impact on the fact of you, your existence, and what you want to do in and through me. Thank you I can and do bring all of these prayers before you in the name of Jesus. Amen.